Video Source: Tiny House Canada
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If you are an outdoor adventurer, you are going to love “The Shed,” a tiny house in Eastern Washington built by Samantha and Robert, a young (early 30s) professional couple who love the outdoors and clearly know exactly what they want in a home.
It took them about a year and $30,000 in materials to build their dream tiny home themselves – on weekends (as they both hold full-time jobs) — with no experience.
The house which features a corrugated metal exterior and just 204 square feet of living space has a very modern, hip-yet-rustic vibe.
The couple made great use of a long banquette in their main living room – for both seating and storage.
And then they added a skinny beech chair/table they call “Drifter” that slides around and becomes a bench at their kitchen bar or a work table at their banquette.
The roof design is brilliant – lower on one side and higher on the loft side so as not to create more weight or use more materials where they are not needed, while still providing the height they need to make their bedroom loft space comfortable.
The house has a more walled-in privacy side that faces the cul-de-sac where they live, while the other side is full of large windows that let in lots of light as well as the beauty of the nature right outside. And by putting a big sturdy window in their front door, the couple brings in even more light.
The kitchen feels like a regular apartment sized kitchen with full size stove and refrigerator and lots of drawer space.
Their wardrobe fits beautifully inside the wide, sturdy steps that lead up to their loft and their loft can fit any size bed in different configurations (though the couple has agreed to never own a king-size bed as to not put that much space between them).
The loft is full of light – with windows on two of its three walls. And it has a lovely open view down into the living room.
The bathroom is an amazing space-use design. In only 50 square feet, there is a shower with storage at the top, a composting toilet with open, modular wood shelves and an a simple elegant sink. The sliding bathroom door is frosted which allows the light of the house to fills the bathroom, while still providing privacy.Re-claimed walnut wood all around the bathroom gives it a warm, woodsy feel and a contemporary look as well. Check out pictures of the bathroom on their site.
The whole place is incredibly spacious feeling, especially given that the interior is only about 180 square feet because Samantha and Robert decided to create a 24 foot storage area that they access from outside the house for all their camping and adventure gear.
The design allows them to easily pack up and hit the road to nature whenever they feel like it – and they seasonally, make shift the items to make certain ones more accessible as they are needed (or not).
If you’re a nature-lover and adventurer you probably can’t find a better tiny house to copy if your looking to build your own sweet little mini-abode-on-wheels.
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